Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 
 
I hope all my watchers have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. I apologise for the lack of patterns over this month. I have a few in the works, one I can't post yet as its a surprise for my swap partner and 2 I haven't finished knitting up to check they work. I have a week off over Christmas so hoping to get them done then so hopefully they will be up before the new year. Once again I hope you all have a fantastic holiday period and I will see you soon :)
 
 

Monday, 5 November 2012

Shuppet


Happy Belated Halloween readers. I hope you all had a great day whether you celebrated or not. Shuppet was made for the October K/CAL on Pokemon Amigurumi. Its always been one of my favourite Pokemon.

Abbreviations

stst = Stockinette stitch. Knit being the right side and Purl being the wrong side.
Kfb = Knit front and back into a stitch to increase.
K2tog or P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 stitches together to decrease
B and T = break of yarn leaving a long end and thread through sts left on the knitting needle and pull tight to close the hole then fasten off
I-cord= Knitted on Dpn's. cast on stst then knit as normal, instead of turning to purl, push the stitches to the end of the dpn and knit again pulling the wool behind the stitches. After doing this for a few rows you will see the cord appearing, pull the cord to tighten the stitches.

If knitting in the round divide the stitches equally among the needles and when it says to Purl a row Knit instead. Stuff as you go.


Head make 1 (Purple)

Cast on 6 (6)
Purl
kfb to end (12)
Purl
K1, kfb to end (18)
Purl
K2, kfb to end (24)
Purl
K3, kfb to end(30)
Purl
K4, kfb to end(36)
Purl
K5,kfb to end(42)
Purl
K6, kfb to end(48)
stst 8
K6,k2tog to end(42)
Purl
K5,k2tog to end(36)
Purl
K4,k2tog to end(30)
Purl
Begin stuffing.
K3,k2tog to end(24)
stst 3
K2,k2tog to end(18)
Purl
K1,k2tog to end(12)
stst 3
k2,k2tog to end(9)
stst 3
K1,k2tog to end(6)
Purl
B and T




Body make 1 (Purple)

Cast On 12 (12)
stst 3
K3,kfb to end(15)
Purl
K4, kfb to end(18)
stst 3
K5, kfb to end(21)
Purl
K1,kfb x10, K1(31)
Purl
K1,kfb x15, K1(46)
Purl
K1, kfb to end (69)
Purl
Cast off




Pin to the bottom of the head and sew in place. Sew threads round the bottom and middle of the head spike and pull tight and fasten in place.

Eyes make 2 (felt in Black, light blue, light purple and yellow.)

I cut a template out of paper for the black of the eye, I placed it on the black felt and cut that piece out. I then reused the paper template and drew the lines for the coloured pieces and then cut them out individually and cut out the corresponding colour. I then placed the three colours together on to the black background to check they all fit and then sewed the coloured pieces on with matching cotton. I then pinned the eyes to the body and sewed them on with black cotton.



Shuppet and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.
Original Crochet pattern by Kat and can be found here:http://katscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/shuppet.html

Friday, 7 September 2012

Wingull



Wingull was made for the August CAL/KAL on Pokemon amigurumi. I enjoyed making her as the wings were interesting to do.

Abbreviations

stst = Stockinette stitch. Knit being the right side and Purl being the wrong side.
Kfb = Knit front and back into a stitch to increase.
K2tog or P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 stitches together to decrease
B and T = break of yarn leaving a long end and thread through sts left on the knitting needle and pull tight to close the hole then fasten off
I-cord= Knitted on Dpn's. cast on stst then knit as normal, instead of turning to purl, push the stitches to the end of the dpn and knit again pulling the wool behind the stitches. After doing this for a few rows you will see the cord appearing, pull the cord to tighten the stitches.

If knitting in the round divide the stitches equally among the needles and when it says to Purl a row Knit instead. Instructions for knitting in the round will be in bold. Stuff as you go.

Beak make 1 (black and yellow)

Cast on 3 in black(3)
Purl
Kfb to end (if knitting in the round divide the stitches on to 3 needles) (6)
Purl
K1,kfb to end(9)
Purl
K2,kfb to end(12)
Stst 5 changing to yellow in last stitch
Stst 7
Cast off
Stuff firmly

Sew up seam.After you have attached the lower beak, pin the whole piece to the cast on edge of the body. Then sew in place.


Lower Beak make 1 (black and yellow)

Cast on 3 in black(3)
Purl
Kfb to end (if knitting in the round divide the stitches on to 3 needles)(6)
Purl
K1,kfb(9)
Stst 3 changing to yellow in last stitch (9)
Stst 6
Cast off
Sew up seam. Stuff lightly and pin to base of bottom off beak making sure the black lines match up. Sew to the bottom of the beak


Body make 1 (White)

Cast on 6(6) (If knitting in the round divide the stitches on to 3 needles, 2 stitches on each)
Purl
Kfb to end(12)
Purl
K1,kfb (18)
Purl
K2,kfb(24)
Stst 2
K3,kfb(30)
Stst 2
K4,kfb (36)
Stst 7
K4,k2tog(30)
Purl
K3,k2tog (24)
Purl
K2,k2tog(18)
Purl
K1,k2tog(12)
Purl
K2tog(6)
B and T

Sew up the seam and stuff firmly.

Head Crests make 2 (white)

Cast on 4 (if knitting in the round divide on to 2 needles, 2 stitches on each)
Purl
K1,kfb,k1,kfb (6)
Purl
K2,kfb,k2,kfb(8)
Purl
K3,kfb,k3,kfb(10)
Purl
K4,kfb,k4,kfb (12)
Purl
K5, kfb (14)
Purl
Cast off

Pin to the top of the body a few stitches away from the middle of the body.(so nearer the beak then the tail end.)


Tail make 3 and knitted flat (White and Blue)

Cast on 6 in blue(6)
Purl
K2tog,k2,ssk changing to white in the last stitch (4)
Stst 3
K2tog x2(2)
Stst2
Cast off

Sew the base of two of the tails together for a few stitches and then put the third one on top and sew that into the middle, creating a fan like shape. Pin to the back of the body and sew in place.


Wings make 2 (White and Blue)

Cast on 24 in white(if knitting in the round divide on to 2 needles, 12 stitches on each) (24)
Stst 5
K5,kfb (28)
Stst 3
K6,kfb(32)
Stst 3 rows changing to blue in the last stitch
K7,kfb(36)
Stst 3 changing to white in the last stitch
Stst 5
*k9 turn and work on these stitches only(9) (Take 9 off each needle if knitting in the round to make it back into a round (18), I had to move 9 sts off one of the needles to a stitch holder as I only have 4 dpns.) See pictures 1 and 2 below.
Purl
K2tog,k2,k2tog,k3 to end(7)(14)
Stst 2
K2tog, k1 to end(4)(K2tog to end(7))
B and T leaving a long end and weave through the back of the piece to rejoin the sts left on the other needle and continue for other tip** see picture 3 below
Repeat * to ** for the other tip

If knitted flat fold the wings in half so the tips meet up and sew round. To wire the wings, bend wires into the shape of the wings and insert before you sew up the base of each wing.Then pin on to the side of the body and sew in place.
1

2
3


Feet make 4 if knitting flat or 2 if knitting in the round (Yellow)

Cast on 12 (If knitting in the round split on to 2 needles 6 on each)
Stst 4
*K6 turn and work on these 6 sts only(taking 3 sts from both needles them and putting them on to 2 new needles)
Stst 3
K2tog (3)
Cast off leaving a long end and then thread the end through the back of the stitches and rejoin where you left off and repeat for other toe. **
Repeat * to ** for the other toe.
Stuff gently and then sew the bottom of the foot closed by running a thread through the cast on stitches and pulling tight. Then pin to the base of the body and sew on.



The eyes were made out of felt and sewn on with black embroidery thread.




Wingull and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.
Original Crochet pattern by Rosario Dahl and can be found here: http://calaverascocina.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/wingull.html

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

New Pattern should be up at the weekend, I just need to tidy it up. Hope everyone is having a good week.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Kudamon



Made for my sister as a belated birthday/leaving home present.Took me a while to figure out ho to make him but I am very pleased with the way he turned out.

Abbreviations

stst = Stockinette stitch. Knit being the right side and Purl being the wrong side.
Kfb = Knit front and back into a stitch to increase.
K2tog or P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 stitches together to decrease
B and T = break of yarn leaving a long end and thread through sts left on the knitting needle and pull tight to close the hole then fasten off
I-cord= Knitted on Dpn's. cast on stst then knit as normal, instead of turning to purl, push the stitches to the end of the dpn and knit again pulling the wool behind the stitches. After doing this for a few rows you will see the cord appearing, pull the cord to tighten the stitches.

If knitting in the round divide the stitches equally among the needles and when it says to Purl a row Knit instead. Stuff as you go.



Body make 1 (white)

Starting with the tail:
Cast On 3 sts .
Work as I-cord for 3 rounds
(Kfb) to end (6 sts) then divide them on to 3 needles
Knit for 5 rounds
(K1, Kfb) to end (9 sts)
Knit 7 rounds
(K2, Kfb) to end (12 sts)
Knit 9 rounds
(K3, Kfb) to end (15 sts)
Knit 16 rounds
(K4,Kfb) to end (18)
Knit 48 rounds
Increase for the head:
K1, (Kfb, K3) to last st, K1(22 sts)
Knit 2 rounds
K1, (Kfb,K3)to last st, K1 (27 sts)
Knit 5 rounds
K1,(K2tog,K3) to last st, K1 (22sts)
Knit 1 round
K1, (K2tog,K3)to last st, K1 (18sts)
Knit 1 round
K1, (K2tog,K3) to last 2 sts,K2 (15 sts)
Knit 3 rounds
(K2tog) to last st K1 (8sts)
Knit 3 rounds
B and T



Bell make 1 (yellow)

Cast on 3 sts
Work 2 rows as an I-cord
Kfb into every stitch (6sts)
Divide Stitches onto 3 needles
Knit 2 rounds
K1,Kfb to end (9sts)
Knit 2 rounds
K1,kfb,K1 to end(12sts)
Knit 1 round
B and T

Pin to the I-cord on the body and sew on.

Legs make 2 (white)

Cast on 6
Purl
K2,kfb x2,K2 (8)
Stst 3
K2,k2tog x2,k2 (6)
Stst 8
B and T

Pin to the sides of the body and sew on.

Ears make 1 of each left and right (white and black) Knit flat

Left ear

Cast on 2
Stst 2 beginning with a knit row
K1,kfb (3)
Purl
K2,kfb (4)
Purl
K3,kfb (5)
Purl
K4,kfb (6)
Purl
K4,k2tog (5)
Purl
Change to black
K3,k2tog (4)
Purl
K2,k2tog (3)
Purl
K2,k2tog (3)
Purl
K1,K2tog (2)
Band T

Right ear

Cast on 2
Stst 2 beginning with a Knit row
Kfb,K1 (3)
Purl
Kfb,K2 (4)
Purl
Kfb,K3 (5)
Purl
KfbK4(6)
Purl
K2tog,K4(5)
Purl
Change to black
K2tog,K3(4)
Purl
K2tog,K2(3)
Purl
K2tog,K2(3)
Purl
K2tog,K1(2)
Band T

Pin to the side of the head and sew on. On the right ear thread a red piece of wool through the edge and tie the ends together, cut the ends off close to the knot and then manoeuvre the knot so it is tucked in the ear to make the earring.

Neck ring make 1 (yellow)Knit flat

Cast on 25
Stst 4 rows
Cast off

Wrap round the neck and sew the two ends together and then stitch round the neck.

The eyes I made with yellow and black felt and then put a french knot for the pupil. To do the body pattern I just embroidered it on using the same colour as the tail and neck ring. I found that every picture of Kudamon I could find had a different pattern on so in the end I just made loads of lines and circles around the body. The mouth and claws were just embroidered on in black wool. The nose was done in pink.




Kudamon and Digimon are copyright Bandai/Toei Animation .

Oddish



Created for the July CAL/KAL on Pokemon Amigurumi

Abbreviations

stst = Stockinette stitch. Knit being the right side and Purl being the wrong side.
Kfb = Knit front and back into a stitch to increase.
K2tog or P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 stitches together to decrease
B and T = break of yarn leaving a long end and thread through sts left on the knitting needle and pull tight to close the hole then fasten off
I-cord= Knitted on Dpn's. cast on stst then knit as normal, instead of turning to purl, push the stitches to the end of the dpn and knit again pulling the wool behind the stitches. After doing this for a few rows you will see the cord appearing, pull the cord to tighten the stitches.

If knitting in the round divide the stitches equally among the needles and when it says to Purl a row Knit instead. Stuff as you go.

Body make 1 (Dark blue)
Cast on 8 (8)
Purl
Kfb to end(16)
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end(24)
Purl
(K2,kfb) to end(32)
Purl
(K3,kfb) to end(40)
Purl
(K4,kfb) to end(48)
Stst 8 rows
(K4,k2tog) to end(40)
Purl
(K3,k2tog) to end(32)
Purl
(K2,k2tog) to end(24)
Purl
(K1,k2tog) to end(16)
Purl
K2tog to end(8)
B and T
Sew up the back stopping 2 inches from the top so you can stuff then finish sewing up.


Feet make 2 (Dark blue)

Cast on 6 (6)
Purl
Kfb to end (12)
Stst 9 beginning with a Purl row (12)
B and T
Sew up the back stopping 2 inches from the top so you can stuff lightly then finish sewing up. Then pin to the bottom of the body and sew in place.


Leaves make 5 (Green)

Cast on 2
Kfb x2 (4)
Purl
Kfb,K to last st,kfb (6)
Purl
Kfb,k to last st, kfb (8)
Purl
Kfb,K to last st, Kfb (10)
Purl
Kfb,k to last st, kfb (12)
Stst 5 starting with a Purl row
K2tog,k8,k2tog (10)
Purl
K2tog,k6,k2tog (8)
Purl
K2tog,k4, k2tog (6)
Purl
K2tog,k2,k2tog (4)
Cast off

I found that the leaves started to curl, so I backstitched down the middle and around the edges to make it firmer. Pin the leaves to the top of the head. The first leaf should be in the middle with two either side, then place the last 2 leaves at the back of the first three with the tops poking out of the gaps between the leaves.

Cut two small circles for the eyes and sew in place. You can either embroider the mouth or cut one out of felt.
Oddish and Pokemon are copyright Nintendo.
Original Crochet pattern by Linda Potts and can be found here: http://wolfdreamer-oth.blogspot.co.uk/2009/07/oddish-plushie.html

Monday, 18 June 2012

Petilil

Made for the May CAL/KAL on Pokemon Amigurumi. The original crochet pattern is linked at the bottom. I had to change a lot to get it to correspond to knitting, but I think it looks good :)

Abbreviations

stst = Stockinette stitch. Knit being the right side and Purl being the wrong side.
Kfb = Knit front and back into a stitch to increase.
K2tog or P2tog = Knit or Purl 2 stitches together to decrease
B and T = break of yarn leaving a long end and thread through sts left on the knitting needle and pull tight to close the hole then fasten off
I-cord= Knitted on Dpn's. cast on stst then knit as normal, instead of turning to purl, push the stitches to the end of the dpn and knit again pulling the wool behind the stitches. After doing this for a few rows you will see the cord appearing, pull the cord to tighten the stitches.

If knitting in the round divide the stitches equally among the needles and when it says to Purl a row Knit instead. Stuff as you go.

Head make 1 (white)

Cast on 6,
Purl
(Kfb) to end (12)
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (18)
Purl
(K2,kfb) to end (24)
Purl
(K3,kfb)to end  (30)
Purl
(K4,kfb)to end (36)
Purl
(K5,kfb) to end (42)
Stst 7 rows beginning with a Purl
(K5,k2tog) to end  (36)
Purl
(K4,k2tog) to end  (30)
Purl
Begin stuffing.
(K3,k2tog) to end  (24)
Purl
(K2,k2tog) to end  (18)
Purl
(K1,k2tog) to end  (12)
B and T

Sew up back seam stopping about an inch from the top to stuff.
Sew up the rest of the seam and add more stuffing if needed. 

Petals make 3 (light green)

Cast on 3
Purl
Kfb,k1,kfb  (5)
Purl
Kfb,k3,kfb  (7)
Purl
Kfb,k5,kfb  (9)
Purl
Kfb,k7,kfb  (11)
Purl
Kfb,k9,kfb  (13)
Stst 7 rows beginning with a purl row  (13)
K2tog,k9,k2tog  (11)
Purl
K2tog,k7,k2tog  (9)
Purl
K2tog,k5,k2tog  (7)
Purl
K2tog,k3,k2tog  (5)
Cast off Purl wise


Sew one petal on the left side of the head and then another on the right. 
Sew the last petal on the back of the head. Add a little stuffing to give it shape.
 

Front petal make 1 (light green)

Cast on 3 
Prl
Kfb,k1,kfb  (5)
Purl
Kfb,k3,kfb  (7)
Purl
Kfb,k5,kfb (9)
Purl
Kfb,k7,kfb (11)
Stst 3 starting with a purl row
K2tog,k7,k2tog(9)
Purl
K2tog,k5,k2tog (7)
Purl
K2tog,k3,k2tog(5)
Cast off Purl wise.

Sew to front of head. This petal should overlap the other petals. 
Add a little stuffing if you want to give it some shape.  
 
 
Head Leaves make 3 (Green)

Cast on 2
Kfb (4)
Purl
Kfb,k2,kfb (6)
Stst 3 starting with a Purl row
K2tog,k2,k2tog (4)
Purl 
K2togx2 (2)
B and T

Embroider a line down the center of each leaf and sew to top of the head.

Neck leaves  make 4 (Green)

Cast on 6, 
Stst 3 rows beginning with a Purl row  
K2tog,k2, k2tog (4)
Purl 
K2togx2 (2)
Cast off

Pin around the base of the head and sew in place. 
 
Body make 5 (light green) 
(The body consists of five pieces that will joined together by picking up stitches, they are all knitted in the round) 

Pieces A and E
Cast on 6 
Stst 3 rows starting with a purl row 
Cast off

Pieces B and D
Cast on 6 
Purl
(K1,kfb) to end (9)
Purl
Cast off

Piece C
Cast 6
Purl 
(K1,kfb) to end (9)
Purl
(K2,kfb) to end (12)
Cast off

To join the pieces  (using 3 needles) 
 
 
On the cast off edge pick up 2 sts from E, 3  from D, 4 from C,3 from b, 2 from A (14)
On another needle pick up 2 from A,3 from B, 4 from C, 3 from D and 2 from E (14)
Knit to join in the round (28)
Stuff all the pieces with a small amount of stuffing
Knit 2 rows
(K2tog,K10, k2tog) to end (24)
(K2tog) to end (12)
Stuff here
Knit 2 rows
B and T

Pin underneath the neck leaves and then sew to bottom of head.

Eyes
Cut two small ovals out of brown felt for the eyes and sew on with matching thread. 
Then use some white thread to make a french knot to create the eye glint.



Petilil and Pokemon are copyrighted by Nintendo.
Original Crochet pattern by Kat's Creations and can be found here:
http://katscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/petilil.html